Acute hippocampal infarction

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

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Patient presenting with intermittent short term memory loss.

CT
MRI

Case Discussion

CT demonstrates hypoattenuation in the region of the left hippocampus.

On subsequent MRI, there is swelling of the left hippocampus with T2 and DWI hyperintensity involving the hippocampal body and tail, consistent with acute hippocampal infarction.

There is also a meningioma arising from the planum sphenoidale.

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Case information

rID: 10610
Case created: 25th Aug 2010
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
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